Like a dream

From a shadow

You were standing there

Behind the counter

Where I have seen you so many times before

We always exchanged small talk

About kids and dogs

Then you weren’t there

Trying to recover your health

Others would update me

Prognosis was not good

Time went by six months then

This morning

Stopped in the bakery for one roll

Looking to the counter like an apparition then there

Your long white buttoned winter coat

Began a tale

Held your hands rubbing

You told me of your journey

Yet with no tears

Still beautiful

Came from behind the counter

Arms outstretched

You asked to hug me

I didn’t want to let go

Don’t know when I will ever see you again



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